Soybeans can be used in a variety of different products. Brian Paffen, owner of Herbal Art, a Fishers, Ind. based company, has found a very aromatic use for Indiana grown, organic soybeans. “Soy is cleaner burning compared to a paraffin based candle,” he says. “It’s virtually sootless and it is also chemical free.”
Paffen doesn’t just make candles; he makes a variety of products using herbs and other natural products. It all started with what he calls a “hobby” and has grown into everything else. “We have a variety of 100 percent natural soaps, soy candles, and skin care,” he says. “We also have a variety of pet, garden, and salon products that are all natural based.” Paffen has developed a full line of health care products for the skin and the body using a wide array of herbs and other natural products.
Paffen says moving forward he wants to continue to incorporate the use of agricultural goods into his product line.